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Countless hours and thousands of dollars are spent on developing strategies and presentations to entice, influence, inspire, motivate or convince a potential customer to say “yes.” These days a sales call or sales meeting is too expensive to waste. With competition increasing at an accelerating rate, salespeople on the front lines need new methods for connecting and selling. They need to know and understand why people really buy. This old and true statement from Zig Ziglar sums it up. “Customers buy for their reasons, not yours.” Great salespeople know they need to make a connection No connection, no sale! By Liz Wendling

 
Dry Dock says its recipes and high-quality products set the brand apart in the fiercely competitive Colorado craft scene, with a number of unique recipes, including its Apricot Blonde, made with real apricot puree and Vanilla Porter, which uses whole vanilla beans. One year after the brewery opened its doors, Dry Dock won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup, a prestigious international beer festival. Last year the brewery quadrupled its production numbers, jumping from 3,273 barrels in 2012 to 12,000 in 2013. The increase followed the establishment of a 30,000-square-foot production facility, North Dock. By Gigi Sukin
 

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Now is the time to begin developing a strategy for implementation of the EMV standard. Figure out how much it's going to cost, how long it will take, and plan accordingly. In some cases, fraud prevention alone may deliver an acceptable return on investment. Some industry experts believe that card fraud at the point of sale may increase in the near term at merchants that do not have the upgraded POS infrastructure. Criminals may head to the merchants that lag behind as EMV is incorporated into the mainstream. By Jeffrey Levelthal



 
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Rumination flows from an unsatisfied state of being and is often fueled by our self -judgments due to unmet goals or perceived failures in life. Remember, failure is simply a label we place on undesirable outcomes. Ruminating is something we do in our mind over past negative events that evoke undesirable feelings and emotions. Cows ruminate. They can spend up to eight hours each day chewing on their cud. So my question to you is simple: How many hours a day do you spend chewing on your cud? What percentage of your focused attention is spent on past events and possible causes and consequences, occupying precious mind space you could be using to tune into creative solutions? By Lauren Miller

 
A key moment for Connect First occurred in its infancy, when founder Richard Manulkin recruited standout software developer Geoff Mina. Mina’s recruitment proved pivotal, as his ability to solve highly technical problems coupled with his innovation and vision has driven Connect First to its present standing. Mina has since transitioned to the role of CEO. In 2011, Mina brought on Dan Candee as COO. When Candee arrived, he was one of five employees; last year Connect First hired the company’s 35th employee. By Mike Taylor
 

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I recently drove the 2014 Jetta SE and, frankly, was disappointed that it was pretty much the same as the Jetta I drove last year, the year before and the year before that. The Jetta, first introduced in 1979, is now in its 6th generation, but in reality very little has changed since the 5th generation went on sale in 2005. That's nine models years, which is too many not to have a major overhaul, particularly with sales falling. So then I get this very sporty-looking 2014 CC R-Line and right from the start I have only one comment: “Why?" By Jeff Rundles



 
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Have you ever climbed a mountain? There's nothing better than standing on top of the world with a 360-degree majestic view. From here, you can see forever, and this is one of the real rewards. Of course, there are many other rewards, including getting physically and mentally stronger from challenging yourself, receiving positive feedback in knowing you can accomplish a big goal, gaining confidence in your abilities, spending time with friends, learning to make good decisions along the way and enjoying the journey. Everyone has a mountain to climb in life. By Theresa Szczurek

 
Financial reporting is now simpler and easier to use in two significant areas. I realize you’re not used to hearing that from your accountant or auditor. That’s understandable, as it seems that each effort during the past several years to make financial reporting simpler in practice actually made it more complex and expensive. Companies have complained for years about having to mark to market assets and record differences in values on the income statement. In addition, consolidation rules have expanded to encompass more entities and the whole international standards adoption movement has been confusing and largely unsuccessful. But here are two little-known guidance changes by the Financial Accounting Standards Board you'll like. By Jim Brendel
 

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Kelly Perkins came up with the name for her company with her sister in 1993. Today, sans sister- partnership and happily married, the moniker still stuck. “Married Sisters doesn’t sound as good as Spinster Sisters,” laughed Perkins. While she’s been making soap since the early ‘90s, she didn’t start selling it at Front Range markets until 2010 and didn’t quit her day-job as a business analyst until 2012. By Eric Peterson



 
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With the nation in recovery, investment in resources is growing. We see new commercial construction underway, roads and highways under repair, and consumer spending on the uptick. With all this new growth, companies are starting to loosen the stronghold on hiring freezes initiated when our economy was plummeting. Yes, as hiring managers and recruiters across the country seek to find talent, a highly untapped and ready workforce awaits employment. By Lida Citroën

 
Longtime oil-industry executive Peter Mueller saw incinerating flash gas as a waste of valuable hydrocarbon resources, so he financially assisted his son Hans Mueller, a Colorado School of Mines graduate, to develop a better technology that would eliminate resource waste and improve emission control at well sites. Hans developed the ERS unit, an innovative method to capture flash gas. Noble Energy was the first customer. After a successful demo, Noble contracted for 20 ERS units. EcoVapor Recovery Systems was off and running. By Mike Taylor
 

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Earlier this season, I had a patient present to the office with a primary complaint of neck pain. It was a pretty acute problem and had been getting worse. He finally decided he needed to do something about it. Through the history and evaluation process, I found that in addition to his neck trouble, he suffered daily from low back pain, which had been constant for years. Once he walked me through his exercise routine, which involved mostly flexion (bending forward) exercises, I could see why his lower back trouble never went away. By Mark Pitcher



 
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You already know there’s a good chance your target customers are keeping their mobile devices close by, ready at any moment to log online and peruse the web, download and click. So why not make sure your website a part of that internet traffic action? Small businesses need to accommodate to the growing use of mobile users on the web, so it’s important to understand the kind of experience your small business website provides mobile users and how you can ensure your business offers users a positive online experience. Check out these four compelling facts about online mobile traffic and what it means for small businesses. By Julia Kidwell

 
Much like planting a thousand new seeds into the ground, a significant percentage of fledgling new currencies will begin getting traction. With Bitcoin being the flag bearer for this emerging industry, it will bear the brunt of most of the attempts to control it. The same cryptography that makes crypto-currencies secure, is what makes it anonymous. Even though many think that “fiat” money, based on trust, has no inherent value, the same cryptography that makes every transaction safe gives it its inherent value. In a digital age where cash is the only remaining form of anonymous currency, and even cash is being heavily monitored, crypto-currencies have become a solution to “intrusive big government” issues. By Tom Frey
 

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There’s a trendy tech move happening in professional football these days: Shotgun formations and cornerback blitzes are sharing the field with cloud-based video and ultra-fast Ethernet connections. It’s a measure driven by a familiar football hunger: the need for speed. The vast consumer embrace of smartphones, the reliance on instant video for scouting, and the transformation of stadiums to high-tech entertainment theaters demands more bandwidth than old-school telecom systems could supply. By Stewart Schley



 
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Large, successful organizations can be great educational environments for the advancing leader to build business intelligence, particularly if there’s a formal program for leadership development. However, they can also be a dark alley, forcing people to stay between the lines and become a functional expert without broad knowledge. Midmarket companies, those beyond the entrepreneurial stage but well short of the Fortune 500, can be wonderful places to grow and prosper as a leader, whether CEO or a level or two below. But it’s likely not programmed for you, so you have to program it for yourself. By Todd Ordal

 
Since 1994, TechWise has provided consulting services to domestic and international customers in the safety and security, defense, emergency response and crisis management domains, integrating strategy, systems and education to improve performance. Customer advocacy is a key progress engine for TechWise, ultimately encouraging clients to be self-sustainable. Noting that customers were so impressed with the quality of its software design and product integration training, TechWise received industry referrals and opted to open a technical training school. By Gigi Sukin
 

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For this new crypto-bank, it was the perfect crypto-gadget to draw attention to their crypto-currency. Similar to traditional banks, account holders could apply for home mortgages, car loans, and establish retirement accounts. But unlike today’s highly monitored, highly regulated banking world, the Central Bank of Bitcoin’s charter was to be more of an anti-central bank, serving as a pass-through shell without taking ownership of the currency, but rigorously guarding the anonymity of the accounts and transactions. By Tom Frey



 
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You can radically change the way your prospects interact and stay in touch with you. Change your approach and you will change your results. Instead of using the same language as your competition say something different. If you don’t, you will blend right in. So avoid using, “I was just checking in, following up, touching base, reaching out.” And start saying, “The last time we spoke you mentioned, or in our last conversation you wanted me to, or I was calling to pick our conversation where we left off regarding…” Get creative! Be different! Stand out! By Liz Wendling

 
JustRight Surgical operates in the “extremely competitive” health care and social assistance market, designing, developing and producing medical instruments, mainly focusing on mini-laparoscopic products to advance surgical approaches. While JustRight must have its products approved by the Food and Drug Administration, as any medical device manufacturer must, its corporate strategy to address unanswered needs of pediatric surgeons is anticipated to grow the company. JustRight strives to shrink the size of surgical instruments, as surgeons have long requested smaller tools in an attempt to reduce invasiveness. By Gigi Sukin
 

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It started when we picked up the Sorento at the Detroit Airport. We have four suitcases and two golf travel bags (yes, we flew Southwest, three of us, and the bags flew free). They call the Sorento a CUV – Crossover Utility Vehicle – because since its second generation is built on a car platform rather than a truck’s, but don’t let that fool you: this is all SUV. All six bags fit in the way-back, as they say, including the space over the folded down third-row seating, with relative ease. By Jeff Rundles



 
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Annie had been raising money for two years to go to the India Centre in Sangam. She sold thousands of boxes of Girl Scout cookies and wrapping paper, led outdoor skills day camps as fundraisers and even won a scholarship from the Girl Scouts of Colorado Council. This council-wide trip to Sangam did not come together as planned. So in February, Annie and I regrouped. By being flexible with a broader vision, we pivoted and took action to go to Europe. We're glad we did! Here was the Attraction Strategy at work. Hold a broad intention and be open to opportunities that are everywhere, while thinking, feeling passionately and taking action to get what you want. By Theresa Szczurek

 
Our economy is based on people. Humans are the buying entities, the connectors, the decision-makers and the trade partners that make our economy work. Without humans, there can be no economy. So when it comes to automation: A person with a toolbox is more valuable than a person without one. A person with a computer is more valuable than a person without one. A person with a robot or a machine is more valuable than a person without one. Automation does not happen simply for the sake of automation. By Tom Frey
 

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In the four years leading up to winning their awards, companies such as Otterbox, Oskar Blues Brewery, Confio Software and Moots Cycles generated $6.4 billion in revenue – a 140 percent increase over those years – and posted a 133 percent rise in full-time equivalent jobs to 6,005. The 2014 winners – representing industries including technology, manufacturing, financial services, wellness and bioscience, among others – accounted for $413 million in total annual revenue in 2013, a 34 percent increase compared with 2012. They had 1,459 FTE employees in Colorado, with 448 net new jobs projected for this year. By Lisa Ryckman



 
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If you don’t like your work, the people you work with (or for) or (outside of that) your life or yourself in general, then your career suffers and you bring down the people around you. On the flip side, if you are content and currently bringing joy to your workplace, chances are you’ll lift the people and teams with whom you work. These people will fight over who gets to partner with you on projects, and your work will be efficient and productive. Chances are, that shine of yours will earn you a promotion or attention – bringing more goodness into your life. Being happy is an amazing generator of good work and good will. By Erin Gibbs

 
Armstrong allows customers to make changes to plans without impacting design costs. This necessitated an internal shipping department to coordinate delivery, which created job opportunities. In almost every case, the buildings Armstrong ships are heavier and require greater shipping coordination. This changed the playing field of original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and has been a significant reason for Armstrong’s rapid growth. By Mike Taylor
 

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Whether its Tesla Motors announcing the creation of a fully automated battery factory or Google’s purchase of Dropcam, Nest and Skybox, the business world is forecasting the need for radically different skills than colleges and universities are preparing students for. In these types of industries, it’s no longer possible to project the talent needs of business and industry five to six years in advance, the time it takes most universities to develop a new degree program and graduate their first class. By Tom Frey



 
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Calm, cool and collected perfectly describe Chef Alex Figura, 30, Executive Chef of Lower48 Kitchen. This mod yet unpretentious restaurant hit the ballpark neighborhood eight months ago and has been delighting its customers ever since with an innovative and constantly evolving menu. Having worked in fast-paced white tablecloth restaurants in NYC and beyond, Chef Alex survived the pressure cooker that is the Big Apple and escaped to Colorado three years ago without a single tattoo or chip on his shoulder. I sat down with Chef Alex to get a sneak peek into this young chef’s brain. I figured if this same mind can create lamb bacon with squid ink vinaigrette, surely there are also some other fun nuggets inside that noggin. By Laura Cook Newman

 
This is the year the last of the Baby Boomer generation turns 50, and in the coming years we’ll see more and more Boomers retire and sell off their businesses. In fact, from the end of 2012 through 2013, Boomer retirement was the number one reason why businesses were sold in the U.S. According to the most recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, more than half of business owners say the best time to sell their business is in the next one to 10 years. Will they be ready? By Russell White
 

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Some 50 years ago, Bob James, a great friend and management trainer, gave me this morsel of wisdom: “Help each person see themselves in light of a strength of which they are unaware or uncertain, related to the person they dream of becoming.”We can only do this if we know people well and we actively assist them in achieving their goals. If we deliver, they become believers in us. Regardless of fortunes, you will enjoy the richness of life and the people in it. By Pat Wiesner



 
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If you sell beer like a good friend of mine, you recognize that you need a good menu of craft beers to supplement the Budweiser or Coors. If you sell books like a favorite client of mine, you may wonder and plan for how to sell your content in the new world order (if you haven’t already turned the corner). You get the idea. Or do you? It’s easy to see changes in others’ backyards. However, we get rooted in our current technology, customers, employees, pricing, delivery systems, etc. What made us successful in the past might prevent us from succeeding in the future. By Todd Ordal

 
Many professionals view the word “sell” with distaste. I hear often from attorneys that I have coached and trained, “I’m a lawyer, not a salesperson.” My reply is, “I have degrees in sciences and water resource engineering, but to have clients to serve, I had to learn how to sell. Who cares how good I am if I don’t have clients?”  Are your self-limiting beliefs about the word “sell” interfering with you growing your practice? By Gary Harvey
 

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In the 1970s and 1980s, Sherry Ray ran operational divisions of Fortune 1,000 companies. Through the early-mid 1990s, she was a leading sales professional at now-defunct Pilot Research in Denver, until a chance meeting in a grocery store parking lot, when the self-proclaimed “energizer bunny” was convinced to make the professional pivot to business coach and acquired the necessary training to open Denver-based Ray Consulting Services in 1995.She is the author of Finding Traction: Recapture Your Drive at Work, which applies her experiences in corporate America to other professional playing fields. By Lynn Bronikowski



 
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Our goal here is simple: How fast can we return to solution-based thinking that benefits the good of all concerned, including our company’s overall well-being, internal and external? When we face a perceived problem understand that behind the mental curtain, we feel threatened which often times leads to procrastination and avoidance behavior. Let’s face it – we avoid those things that we feel incapable of handling easily and successfully. In order to flip our primal response of fight, flight or freeze into constructive solution oriented actions we first need to identify specifically what we perceive to be the problem at hand. Clarity of focus consistently reveals accuracy of response. By Lauren Miller

 
The eight-location Snooze AM Eatery wants to reduce its total energy use by half and water use by 25 percent between 2010 and 2020; and it plans to do this with several initiatives. Customers waiting for their tables are given coffee and water, and last year Snooze switched to reusable cups, replacing 50,000 cups per year, per location. The eateries get bagged bread deliveries daily, so Snooze partners with a company to recycle 1,000 bags per location per month to turn the plastic into outdoor furniture. By Maria Martin & Nora Caley
 

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Something to keep in mind is that correlation isn’t necessarily causality; just because two things occur simultaneously, one doesn’t automatically cause the other. I was reminded of this rule when I read a recent article about how the 10 drug companies that make the most money from doctors who prescribed their products to Medicare patients spend tens of millions of dollars lobbying the federal government. Does one trigger the other? Maybe. By Tucker Hart Adams



 
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It was my first time managing teen-agers who had never had a job before, let alone a job in food service. Their naiveté combined with their Gen Y mentality showed in their lackadaisical work ethic. My biggest challenge was getting these newbies to understand the importance of punctuality. Initially, I went into Chef Napoleon mode and laid into them when they coasted in 10 minutes late. I was flabbergasted when they continued to come in late after my tongue lashing. I would’ve loved to can ‘em all.  But the corporate owners encouraged me to “work with them”. It was time to get creative. By Laura Cook Newman

 
We’re prone to make predictions about everything – the season finales of popular television, the winning team of the World Cup, the apocalypse, the economy, technology and everything in between. Though hardly impervious to market shifts or trends, academia is generally a little late to the game. But CU-Boulder is positioning itself as a future-betting ringleader as it weighs in on what’s  ahead for media, communication and info dissemination. By Gigi Sukin
 

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The Nissan Note had one thing neither of its Japanese competitors has: While it is a tiny car from the outside, it transforms itself into a rather large ride when you are behind the wheel. The car feels roomy behind the steering wheel – the dash is far away and there is plenty of elbow room – and it feels roomy when you are in the back seat – plenty of foot/leg room, the height is great for head room, and the back doors open wide enough for comfortable in and out. Plus, while the rear deck under the hatchback isn’t huge, it is more than adequate for most grocery runs. By Jeff Rundles



 
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In the beginning, all five or 10 of you move in the same direction, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and the founder’s clearly articulated and personally delivered vision. As you grow to 50 people, 300 people and maybe beyond, you inevitably become increasingly removed from day-to-day operations. And it’s always a surprise the first time you realize how much you don’t know. The farther away from the front line you get, the harder it is to know whether your vision is understood and executed in the way you actually envisioned it. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

 
I remember the tax-cutting years in previous political eras. Those were the good old days. Now it’s easy to get the impression we have higher income taxes and an extra tax on investment earnings. But analyzing taxes and the reasons behind them are not that simple. Some brackets are actually lower today and some taxpayers are paying at a higher rate while others are paying at a lower rate. CNN reported that annual federal tax receipts of over 30 years ago averaged 18.2 percent of the gross domestic product, a little above where they are today at their 40-year average. By Mira Finé

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Click! What's wrong with people? Don't they know it's rude to hang up when someone's talking? Don't they realize we're trying to do our jobs here? Here's the problem. As telephone sales professionals we can occasionally lose sight of the idea that we are not trying to push ourselves on or sell to people, but trying to build the kind of trust and comfort that will result in greater business-to-business relationships.  And only when those relationships are in place can our solution to our contact's problem be considered.  Qualifying a sales opportunity is a two-way street, and when we forget that, then the inevitable hang-up occurs.  Here are some common actions that result in the dreaded hang-up. By Sam Dobbins

 
Successful business acquisitions are difficult to achieve. In fact, the prevailing wisdom is that 50 to 90 percent of all transactions fail to achieve their underlying value proposition. While it can be a difficult (and enjoyable) process with no guarantees, by performing your due diligence, you can lay the groundwork for a successful acquisition. There are a variety of reasons why business combinations don’t meet their value proposition. By Rodney Rice & Ben Barnes
 

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I was fortunate to spend 20 years helping grow Kinko’s. In our “formative” years, we had lots of fun. Perhaps too much fun. However, many of us were willing to work obscene hours partly because we had so much fun with our co-workers. We had an annual event called “The Picnic” where we flew thousands of people to a beach location and had some meetings, but mostly had lots of fun. Guess what we talked about when we were having fun? Work! Who had the best store, region, division and why? “Hand me another beer, and while you’re doing that, explain how you grew so fast last year or have such low labor costs or such high service quality scores.” By Todd Ordal

 
In today’s fast-paced, competitive business landscape, one of the more common mistakes business leaders make is to treat business development as an afterthought by “accomplishing” it in their spare time. Unfortunately, this happens all too often, and in this scenario, securing business deals becomes accidental rather than deliberate. Such an approach uses up valuable time and resources. Successful business development is a purposeful, full-time, company-wide cultural effort. By John Genell
 

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"I AM ONE, I CAN DO SOMETHING.”  A perfect motto for two “think tank experts” who never expected this kind of career change.  I used to work with Kimba at Channel 9 (KUSA-TV) and we remain very close friends.  A busy mom of a young son, learning about her and Dave create and grow this concept into a life-changing model for dozens of young women and girls has opened my eyes to what can be done when good old-fashioned resourcefulness uses today’s very effective crowd-sourcing techniques. Meet our next set of think tank experts. By Esty Atlas

 
Organizations are increasingly vulnerable as a result of technological advances and a changing workplace, including remote access, big data, cloud computing, social media and mobile technology. The amount and importance of data continues to grow, as does the sharing of information via online networks. Today, cyber security is no longer just an IT issue; it is a challenge for the leadership of any organization. Rather than focusing on technology alone to address these issues, it’s critical that management, boards and shareholders understand the most common cyber security mistakes so they can adopt a flexible, proactive and strategic approach to building an informed organization. By Chris McCurdy & Tony Buffomante
 

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Warren Buffett is legendary. The rest of us retire, buy homes, pay for college education, pay off debt and make gifts to family and charity, forcing us to part with our investments eventually.  We also (generally speaking) will gradually become more conservative with our portfolios as we age, eventually resulting in selling stocks. The fact of the matter is, you aren't Warren Buffett, your opportunities aren't Warren Buffett's, your goals aren't Warren Buffett's and your results don't need to be Warren Buffett's. What you need is a disciplined investment strategy that you can stick to over the long term. All else is just good happy hour banter. By James Osborne

 
FortZED proves that teamwork can change the world. Originally designed to transform downtown Fort Collins and the main campus of Colorado State University into a model community for a leading and replicable net Zero Energy District funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the mission has since expanded to turn all of Fort Collins into a paradigm of alternative energy sources through conservation, efficiency, renewable sources and smart technologies. By Maria Martin & Nora Caley
 

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Having survived the Great Recession of 2008, many are now wondering when the Federal Reserve will reverse its low interest rate policy and start to raise interest rates. The financial crisis that began in 2007 was the closest comparable economic trauma the U.S. has experienced since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. In an effort to avoid a similar catastrophic financial event, the Federal Reserve implemented monetary policy changes. Reducing short-term interest rates to nearly zero, purchasing large sums of Treasury and government-sponsored agency bonds enabled the Fed to reduce and keep rates low to allow the economy time to stabilize and eventually start to expand. By John Trujillo

 
Not many companies can boast the growth Boulder B-Cycle has shown since starting in 2011. Marketing communications manager Kevin Bell says the system originated with 12 stations and will be up to 38 this year. B-Cycle digitally tracks its members and 150 bikes. About half of users are annual members, Bell says, while the others are primarily tourists or casual users. Putting bikes in residential areas encourages people to pick up a bike and ride to hubs.The group’s employees calculate that since its launch, B-Cycle has saved 11,000 gallons of gas – and as an added benefit helped people burn countless calories.  By Maria Martin & Nora Caley
 

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Sport psychology is the science of achieving peak performance. We all know any sport or physical activity, at its highest level, requires a great deal of mental toughness to make it possible to sustain motivation, confidence, intensity, focus and emotional control. We think with our entire body. What we say (to ourselves or to someone else) affects how we feel. How we feel affects how we behave. How we behave affects what we achieve. Thus, we must learn to effectively talk to our bodies so we can optimize our performance. By Dr. Haley Perlus



 
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Chefs understand the importance of FIFO – “First In First Out”.  It’s the way we stay on top of our inventory – especially the perishable product – by using up the old stuff before the new stuff.  It’s a food safety basic that helps maintain freshness. But a new acronym is causing some queasiness among chefs. It has nothing to do with food borne illness, but everything to do with staying fresh.  It’s FOMO, or the “Fear of Missing Out”, and come to think of it, no one is immune.  Due to Instagram, FB, Twitter and so on, we are terribly worried that someone out there is having (gasp!) more fun than we.  YOLO, after all. By Laura Cook Newman

 
Within a decade, if you participate in a demonstration or protest, the probability of being personally identified will soon reach 100 percent. Recent protests in Turkey have many wearing gasmasks or the ever-anonymous Guy Fawkes masks to conceal their identity. At this point in history, masks are probably sufficient. However, in a few short years, people will become infinitely more traceable and simply using face paint, masks, or other theatrical disguises will offer little to shield them from the scrutiny of those with infrared scanners and other mask-penetrating technologies that take time to investigate. By Tom Frey
 

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The state’s health and wellness sector got a good dose of publicity when the ABC documentary series Extreme Weight Loss came to Denver. The reality show documents a 365-day weight-loss journey of 17 people classified as clinically obese. Participants spent the first 90 days at University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in Aurora. Dr. Holly Wyatt, medical director at AHWC, helped the program’s participants lose weight safely and learn how to keep it off. By Katie Feldhaus



 
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Employers, HR directors and payroll managers have a lot on their plate when it comes to compliance. It’s tought to stay up on all of the changes and details of a myriad of local, state and federal employment compliance topics. While Wage and Hour investigations might not be as familiar to some as OSHA or IRS audits, their notoriety is increasing due to an expansion in enforcement and back wage penalties.  The vast majority of investigations done by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor are centered on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which regulates overtime, minimum wage, child labor and record-keeping. By Kalen Fraser

 
St. Louis-based Washington University’s Olin Business School – ranked No. 2 worldwide by The Wall Street Journal – made its Executive MBA program available in Colorado last September, and in mid-fall the school will offer a “Design Thinking & Innovation” seminar to “drive breakthrough innovation through customer focus.” The one-day user-experience course is designed for “entrepreneurs, corporate executives, engineers, scientists … anyone with an interest in how to develop creativity and become more innovative,” said Chun, who is spearheading the program with Bruce Lindsey, dean of the graduate school of architecture and urban design. By Leah Samuelson
 

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With transportation systems growing more efficient and intrusive technologies leaving many feeling hyper-exposed and alienated by their government, conditions are now ripe for a massive wave of governmental disruption where wealthy individuals choose to “vote with their feet” and abandon their home country. Here’s why a massive shift is about to occur that will force countries to compete for their own citizens. By Tom Frey



 
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The telephone sits on your desk, quietly waiting to take your message to some lucky person buried deep in the spreadsheet of names you have on your call list.  You reach for the phone and . . . stop. Maybe today isn't a good day to reach out. Maybe your script needs a little polishing before you dive into the cold call game. Maybe you're making excuses. Cold calling is hard work.  It's challenging to be "up" for that next conversation, to be faced with the possibility of rejection. Here are several times people think cold calling can't work and why I know they are good times for the smart teleprospector. By Sam Dobbins

 
Once relegated to big business, with the advance of technology and a progressively more mobilized workforce, small businesses are increasingly turning to outsourcing to save the business employee-related expenses, allowing decision-makers to invest those hiring funds in other areas of the business. Saving money is a huge factor, but other factors like internal staffing capabilities, expansions, and efficiency issues are also part of a business’ decision to outsource a job or project. By Ben Walker
 

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Cranes dotting the skyline are a sure sign that Colorado’s construction industry and overarching economy is improving from the devastation of the 2007-2009 recession. But the newfound challenge contractors are facing is finding skilled laborers to build their projects.Big developments like the renovation of Denver Union Station, Denver International Airport’s new hotel and transit center, as well as countless multifamily projects and office buildings, are exhausting the labor force. By Margaret Jackson



 
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